Polish Jewish story being told in Limerick.

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Remnants of Jewish heritage in Poland.

Traces of Memory: A contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland is part of the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow.

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, in conjunction with the Department of Justice and Equality, brought this beautiful photographic exhibition to Ireland in January 2016.

Jewish life has been part of Poland for more than 800 years, through good times and bad. This exhibition aims to give context to Jewish life in Poland, beyond the Holocaust and it allows us to reflect not only on destruction but also on the revival of Jewish life and culture, proudly manifesting its presence in Poland again today.

heti-logoHolocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) is an independent charity founded in 2005 which aims to educate and inform people about the Holocaust. In so doing, it raises awareness about antisemitism and all forms of racism, and intolerance in Ireland. HETI works closely with government agencies, educational and cultural bodies, voluntary groups and national organisations.

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Mr Piotr Rakowski, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Polish Republic in Ireland, at the event in Limerick.

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The Exhibition was formally launched in Limerick City Hall by Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon, flanked by Mr Piotr Rakowski, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Polish Republic in Ireland, Josephine Cotter Coughlan, Director of Services Limerick City and County Council, Tim O’Connor, Trustee HETI, and Brian Hodkinson Limerick City & County Council.

 

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